Philosophy of Religion: Soren Kierkegaard - "Fear and Trembling"

 

Reading "Fear and Trembling" is not required for participation in this meeting, but reading the attached document (Files-"Religious Existentialism_Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling" is a must for any meaningful participation in this discussion.

Of course, if you are so inclined, I strongly recommend reading Kierkegaard: He is a must-read for anyone interested in philosophy in general and philosophy of religion and existentialism in particular.

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  • viking1

    A challenging topic but great discussion.

    November 19, 2012

  • Laura

    Thanks for leading this challenging reading, Goran.

    November 18, 2012

  • Margaret D.

    Great discussion of a philosophical position that is difficult to comprehend. Goran's introduction and guidance helped a lot!

    November 18, 2012

  • Goran

    I uploaded additional background notes on Kierkegaard to the Files section (More-Files)

    November 18, 2012

    • Richard M.

      I plan to be there with $ 2 and my gratitude to you for your efforts. Obviously, SK was crazy, and yet managed to drag the rest of us into it with him. More proof of what the late great James T. noted "95% of people or functionally insane."

      1 · November 18, 2012

  • Goran

    Please see the Files section. I have posted the "Religious Existentialism_Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling" document, which contains an excellent summary of Kierkegaard's ideas from Donald Palmer's "Does the Center Hold? -An Introduction to Western Philosophy".

    Please make sure to read this document in its entirety prior to the meeting. "Fear and Trembling" is a complex work, and it will be impossible to participate in the discussion (meaningfully) without having some grasp of the basic ideas.

    1 · November 15, 2012

  • Goran

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be meeting at our old meeting place, but with some changes. The locale name is now Jasmine Star. Coffee and snacks will be available for purchase. Mezzanine will no longer be available to us, but the 5th floor meeting room space will be. There is a $10 hourly charge for the space, which translates into $20 per meeting. Yours truly will be handling this expense. While there is NO OBLIGATION, a donation of a buck or two will be more than welcome to help cover the expenses.

    If attendance is especially low, we will just meet in the public area downstairs, for which there is no charge.

    October 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Panegyric upon Abraham is one of my favorites. Looking forward to discussing!

    September 14, 2012

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